Monday
Mar302015

Nook Love

Before we bought our first house, I'm pretty sure that as a renter, the number one thing I dreamed about was a cozy built-in nook of my own. A place to drink coffee {or champagne...no judgement here} in the morning or read in the evenings...Custom cushioned and filled to the brim with vintage textiles, down-filled pillows and other fancy one of a kind things.

Last summer my husband built us two banquettes for our lounge outside, which I realize I never photographed...whoops, and we also transformed an old bench in our entry {@here}. But I'm feeling new inspiration is in order for Spring... I'll be perusing these photos for some styling tips...

How to get the look...start with an awesome base cushion...if you can't afford custom, may I recommend @this one from Urban Outfitters...

Good right? Then layer, layer, layer...

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7

Stick with a unified palette, or don't maybe to make it feel a little more collected. Spring can't come soon enough!

Monday
Mar232015

Behind the Kaleidoscope Door

Could you even imagine? It might just drive you crazy, but how inspiring, right? I'm thinking a room like this must be behind that door somewhere...

Tuesday
Mar172015

Neutral Chair Styling

You might think that a neutral chair would be the easiest thing in the world to style, but in actuality, because there are so many possibilities, I think it might be one of the most difficult to be decisive about. I've got this amazing Midcentury chair available @here in my Chairish shop right now...

Good right? It swivels 360 too!

Anyway, I've put together three directions on how to make this work in any type of decor situation. I think the most important about neutral furniture is to be decisive no matter what. Don't buy neutral pillows and a white throw- go one direction and don't turn back!

 

The first look is decidedly more feminine...

Floor Lamp / Pillow / Stool / Table / Vase / Sconce / Mirror

 

The second look is a bit more earthy and potentially masculine...

Chest / Mirror / Lamp / Side Table / Pillow / Rug

 

And the last look is a great deal darker and more exotic...

Sconce / Pillow / Stool / Rug / Chest / Trunk / Lamp / Art

 

Which look is your favorite? How do you style neutrals in your home?

Tuesday
Mar102015

Pink + Green needs a little Navy

I found @THIS rug on eBay the other day and it made me really happy...

It actually reminds me a lot of the Kars persian rug {you can see what the room used to look like @here} I used to have in our living room but now lives in the guest bedroom...

{And those orange pillows are live in my Chairish shop @here!}

Anyway, whenever I think of this kind of bright pink mixed with a limey green it brings me back to my childhood and girly things like hair bows and jumpers, etc. It's never felt too sophisticated to me I guess. But it's crazy how much the addition of navy blue changes all that for me.

All of a sudden it's feeling more like something I might actually try in my own home. Get the look with a few key pieces...

Campaign Chest // Lamp // Floor Lamp // Chair // Side Table

Ottoman // Coffee Table// Juju Hat // Mirror // Art // Pillow

 

Wednesday
Mar042015

Behind the Periwinkle Door

It's going to eventually start feeling like Spring at some point...right?